Joining ISO

Ipswich Symphony Orchestra is always pleased to receive enquiries about membership and welcomes new players.  We ask that you be at least AB Grade 7 if you are a string player, and Grade 8 if you are a wind/brass player.

There is an informal trial period of 3 rehearsals when we invite prospective members to join us.  Membership is granted subject to the approval of the Conductor.

We are a subscriptions-funded orchestra, and our membership rates are:

   Full: £32 payable per term or £96 payable annually

   Concession: £29 per term or £87 payable annually 
   (available to those of State Pension age who would find the concession helpful financially)

   Full-time Students under age of 25: Free membership

If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please send an email to for further details. 

Joining ISO

The Ipswich Symphony Orchestra greatly appreciates the support it receives from its Friends, Patrons and Sponsors (who are mentioned on our Acknowledgements page).

The costs involved in running the orchestra are not insignificant. For example, we need to pay for soloists, hire of performance and rehearsal venues, and music hire. Sponsorship plays an important part in helping to secure our future and the ability to hire the top-class soloists that our audiences love to hear.

If you or your business would like to help the orchestra in this way, please send an email to: in the first instance.